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3-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 104-page booklet, 104 tracks. Playing time approx. 231 mns. ' Eddie... more

Eddie Noack: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (3-CD)

3-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 104-page booklet, 104 tracks. Playing time approx. 231 mns.

'Eddie Noack ... wanted to be a journalist. But we have enough journalists, and not enough people who could sing and write like Eddie Noack.'
Bob Dylan, 2007.

Fans of hard-core honky tonk, hillbilly, and rockabilly have requested this set for years! It took us THAT long to get it right.
Contains every 1950s single by Texas honky tonk legend Eddie Noack, including alternate takes, from the master tapes where they still exist.
Contains 27 demos, false-starts, and original session chatter, most issued for the first time, plus many other songs never available on CD.
Includes a wealth of vintage photographs and clippings, newly researched biography, and complete discography.

Many lifelong country singers who had made a rockabilly single or two during its brief commercial reign were only too happy to later accept this rebranding if it translated to a critical acclaim or recognition they had otherwise never experienced. Eddie Noack forcefully resisted the temptation. 'No, I'm pure country,' he insisted. He wrote the honky tonk anthem Too Hot To Handle, Hank Snow's hit These Hands, and many more songs that endeared him to Dylan and lovers of unadulterated Texas honky tonk music.

The first of two Bear Family retrospectives devoted to the music of Eddie Noack, 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' spans the early recordings, 1948 to 1961. Collecting all of his 1950s singles, plus 13 unissued masters and alternate takes, along with 27 acoustic demos, it gives the fullest overview yet of the most vital years of Eddie Noack's career. Only one of these records, 1958s 'Have Blues - Will Travel', was a hit for Noack himself, and most people never heard these records when they were current. When he died in 1978, it was as 'songwriter' Eddie Noack rather than singer-songwriter. This collection (and the forthcoming disc of his 1960s material) corrects this, and redefines the artist as he should have been known in life, and wanted to be known to posterity - not simply as a 'songwriter,' but as a singer, songwriter, and defender of 'pure country' music.

This deluxe 3-CD package is accompanied by a revelatory, newly researched 73-page biography of Eddie Noack by country music historian Andrew Brown.

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Noack, Eddie - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (3-CD) CD 1
01 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Eddie Noack
02 Triflin' Mama Blues Eddie Noack
03 Pyramid Club Eddie Noack
04 Simulated Diamonds Eddie Noack
05 Hungry But Happy Eddie Noack
06 Raindrops In The River Eddie Noack
07 Frown On The Moon Eddie Noack
08 Unlucky Me Eddie Noack
09 Green Back Dollar Eddie Noack
10 Tragic Love Eddie Noack
11 I Can't Run Away Eddie Noack
12 I'd Still Want You Eddie Noack
13 Music Makin' Mama From Memphis Eddie Noack
14 Please Mr. Postman Eddie Noack
15 There's A Place In My Heart Eddie Noack
16 I'm Going To See My Baby Eddie Noack
17 Too Hot To Handle Eddie Noack
18 How Does It Feel To Be A Winner Eddie Noack
19 Nothing Eddie Noack
20 First And Last Thing Eddie Noack
21 (As The Band Played) Paul Jones Eddie Noack
22 Pride Eddie Noack
23 Spoken message to Don Pierce Eddie Noack
24 Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby Eddie Noack
25 As Long As You Call Eddie Noack
26 Forlorn, Forgotten, and Forsaken Eddie Noack
27 Walking The Street Eddie Noack
28 Simulated Diamonds Eddie Noack
29 Moonlight On The Water Eddie Noack
30 Hungry But Happy Eddie Noack
31 Raindrops In The River Eddie Noack
32 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Eddie Noack
33 Unlucky Me Eddie Noack
34 Fair Today, Cold Tomorrow Eddie Noack
35 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Eddie Noack
36 Take It Away Lucky Eddie Noack
37 Don't Trade Eddie Noack
38 Left Over Lovin' Eddie Noack
39 Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby Eddie Noack
40 I'll Be So Good To You Eddie Noack
41 Think Of Her Now Eddie Noack
42 Wind Me Up Eddie Noack
43 If It Ain't On The Menu Eddie Noack
44 Me And My New Baby Eddie Noack
45 The Life You've Lived Eddie Noack
46 You Done Got Me Eddie Noack
47 The Life You've Lived Eddie Noack
48 If Hearts Could Talk Eddie Noack
49 When The Bright Lights Grow Dim Eddie Noack
50 Think Of Her Now Eddie Noack
51 It Ain't Much But It's Home Eddie Noack
52 For You I Weep Eddie Noack
53 You Done Got Me Eddie Noack
54 The Worm Has Turned Eddie Noack
55 She Can't Stand The Light of Day Eddie Noack
56 Think Of Her Now Eddie Noack
57 Scarecrow Eddie Noack
58 Dust On The River Eddie Noack
59 What's The Matter Joe Eddie Noack
60 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [alt] Eddie Noack
61 For You I Weep [alt] Eddie Noack
62 Can You Answer To God Eddie Noack
63 Lucky In Cards Eddie Noack
64 Mister Nice Guy Eddie Noack
65 Six Feet Down Eddie Noack
66 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away Eddie Noack
67 Are You Really Here Eddie Noack
68 It's Hard To Tell An Old Love Goodbye Eddie Noack
69 That Certain You Know What Eddie Noack
70 Can't Play Hookey Eddie Noack
71 My Steady Dream Eddie Noack
72 Wonderin' Oakie Eddie Noack
73 Have Blues -- Will Travel Eddie Noack
74 The Price Of Love Eddie Noack
75 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away Eddie Noack
76 It's Hard To Tell An Old Love Goodbye Eddie Noack
77 Love's Other Face Eddie Noack
78 I Don't Live There Any More Eddie Noack
79 Walk 'Em Off Eddie Noack
80 The Man On The Wall Eddie Noack
81 Shake Hands With The Blues (1) Eddie Noack
82 A Million Friends But No Sweetheart Eddie Noack
83 Don't Look Behind Eddie Noack
84 A Thinkin' Man's Woman (A Lovin' Man's Girl) Eddie Noack
85 Shake Hands With The Blues (2) Eddie Noack
86 Sunflower Song Eddie Noack
87 Too Weak To Go Eddie Noack
88 Firewater Luke Eddie Noack
89 The Price Of Love [alt] Eddie Noack
90 The Same Old Mistakes Eddie Noack
91 Invisible Stripes Eddie Noack
92 So Funny I Could Cry Eddie Noack
93 Shotgun House Eddie Noack
94 I Slipped Out Of Heaven Eddie Noack
95 Firewater Luke Eddie Noack
96 Invisible Stripes Eddie Noack
97 The Same Old Mistakes Eddie Noack
98 Shotgun House Eddie Noack
99 Where Do You Go (When You Say Goodnight) Eddie Noack
100 Love Is For Fools Eddie Noack
101 The Life You've Lived Eddie Noack
102 I Speak Your Name Eddie Noack
103 The Same Old Mistakes Eddie Noack
104 You've Got A Woman Eddie Noack
Eddie Noack Pure Country Gentlemen Prefer Blondes An old, prefabricated house in an... more
"Eddie Noack"

Eddie Noack

Pure Country

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

An old, prefabricated house in an out-of-the-way section of East London was not the place one would have normally expected to find a fifties-era Starday Recording Artist holed up. But there he was, Eddie Noack, a refugee from the Texas honky-tonk scene's remote past, about to launch a short tour of England. It was 1976. London promoters had called on him, and though he hadn't performed in public in many years, and was in poor health, he consented. His career was over, and he knew only too well that a tour of English pubs was not going to revive it, but perhaps it could at least preserve the illusion a little while longer.

Noack had never been famous, but the hard-core country fans in England had heard of him and wanted to see him. He had recently made an album of his original songs for an English label, songs better known through interpretations by stars like George Jones, Hank Snow, and Johnny Cash. Few had ever heard Noack's long-forgotten singles on Starday, or any of the other small labels he had recorded for over the course of a thirty-year career in country music.

Music journalist Bill Millar, along with Ray Topping, arranged to interview Noack at the start of the tour. By then, the word 'rockabilly' had emerged with an impact it never had in the fifties. It was the magical incantation that unlocked and revitalized so much good but forgotten music for a new generation. For the purveyors of the rockabilly revival underway in England, Noack's presence on their shores presented a dilemma: Starday was recognized for its rockabilly singles, but Noack had avoided making any. And so they ignored him.

When Millar and Topping drove up at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the curtains to the house were drawn. "Long before he answered the door…I was wondering what sort of problems had brought this talented artist to such a lamentable state," Millar later wrote in 'Melody Maker.' A disheveled man, appearing to be years older than 46, came to the door still wearing his pajamas. The room was littered with overflowing ashtrays, pills, and bottles among scrapbooks and records. Eddie told the young writers that he was suffering from an intestinal disorder, but despite everything managed to answer questions about his long music career with, Millar observed,"a quiet pride."

Eddie's tour, backed up by the English country band Rusty Douch and the Wild Bunch, was not a total disaster, but it was disappointing to anyone expecting to hear something resembling a time-warp back to a Texas honky-tonk twenty years earlier. Reviews were bad and Noack appeared to be severely ill. As 'Country Music People'later wrote of his appearance in South Humberside, "The place was packed solid, but I can't remember seeing a worse performer than Noack … and he knew it. He admitted himself that he had no right to be there, as he hadn't done any stage work at all for almost as long as could remember.”

"It was an honor to back the gentle giant of a man,” Rusty Douch says today. "He gave me advice about writing songs, and said don't give up on anything that you write…Eddie stayed with me and my wife on that tour. He was not a well man.”

Many lifelong country singers who had made a rockabilly single or two during its brief commercial reign were only too happy to later accept this rebranding if it translated to a critical acclaim or recognition they had otherwise never experienced. Not Eddie Noack. During their interview, when Millar and Topping inevitably broached the subject of rockabilly, Eddie forcefully resisted the temptation. "No, I'm pure country," he insisted. To suggest otherwise would be to badly misunderstand his life and work, and how he wished that work to be interpreted.

"Nothing about Eddie Noack reminds you of the archetypal hillbilly record star of another age," Millar wrote of their meeting. "Equipped with degrees from the University of Houston, he is witty and erudite, a walking fund of accurate stories." To his interviewers, the person and the persona were, at a glance, out of phase: how could the man who wrote archetypal hillbilly songs like Too Hot to Handle, Take It Away, Lucky and It Ain't Much, But It's Home not be an archetypal hillbilly himself? Noack had given them a clue when he defended his music as 'pure country': For his entire career, he had self-consciously styled himself as a country music artist out of emulation, not identification. He appreciated artists like Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, and Wilf Carter, but their life experiences had been quite different from his. Many country artists like Tubb had actually tried to smooth out their music, shunning the phrase 'hillbilly' as derogatory. But Noack was an idealist. His mission was to protect the integrity of country music and its roots, commercial appeal be damned. When he said that his music was 'pure country,' he meant that he had, early in life, sworn allegiance to a personal code. If somebody called Eddie's music 'hillbilly,' he accepted it as a compliment. Thus, the quiet pride that Millar had sensed was rooted in Eddie's conviction that he had stayed true to his code while nearly everyone else had sold out and allowed 'pure' country music to decay and die.

And as went country music, so fell Eddie Noack. "Eddie was plainly ill when I met him," Millar says today. "I really did think, 'This man hasn't got long to live.'" His grim assessment was correct. In 1978, less than two years after the tour, Noack died, alone, in Nashville.

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23 May 2014

Honky Tonk at it's best. Eddie Noack was one of the greatest ever!!!

13 Mar 2014

An excellent three CD set of every 1950s single by Texas honky tonk legend Eddie Noack, including altenate takes, and all from the master tapes where available.
Blues & Rhythm 11/13 Byron Foulger

13 Mar 2014

Auf diesen drei CDs sind 18 bislang unveröffentlichte Titel zu hören. Ausserdem 27 Demoaufnahmen.
R & R Musikmagazin 6/2012 H.G. Hartig

28 Apr 2013

Eine Bear-Family-typische hervorragende CD-Box mit troller Musik!

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Tracklist
Noack, Eddie - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (3-CD) CD 1
01 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
02 Triflin' Mama Blues
03 Pyramid Club
04 Simulated Diamonds
05 Hungry But Happy
06 Raindrops In The River
07 Frown On The Moon
08 Unlucky Me
09 Green Back Dollar
10 Tragic Love
11 I Can't Run Away
12 I'd Still Want You
13 Music Makin' Mama From Memphis
14 Please Mr. Postman
15 There's A Place In My Heart
16 I'm Going To See My Baby
17 Too Hot To Handle
18 How Does It Feel To Be A Winner
19 Nothing
20 First And Last Thing
21 (As The Band Played) Paul Jones
22 Pride
23 Spoken message to Don Pierce
24 Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby
25 As Long As You Call
26 Forlorn, Forgotten, and Forsaken
27 Walking The Street
28 Simulated Diamonds
29 Moonlight On The Water
30 Hungry But Happy
31 Raindrops In The River
32 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
33 Unlucky Me
34 Fair Today, Cold Tomorrow
35 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
36 Take It Away Lucky
37 Don't Trade
38 Left Over Lovin'
39 Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby
40 I'll Be So Good To You
41 Think Of Her Now
42 Wind Me Up
43 If It Ain't On The Menu
44 Me And My New Baby
45 The Life You've Lived
46 You Done Got Me
47 The Life You've Lived
48 If Hearts Could Talk
49 When The Bright Lights Grow Dim
50 Think Of Her Now
51 It Ain't Much But It's Home
52 For You I Weep
53 You Done Got Me
54 The Worm Has Turned
55 She Can't Stand The Light of Day
56 Think Of Her Now
57 Scarecrow
58 Dust On The River
59 What's The Matter Joe
60 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [alt]
61 For You I Weep [alt]
62 Can You Answer To God
63 Lucky In Cards
64 Mister Nice Guy
65 Six Feet Down
66 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away
67 Are You Really Here
68 It's Hard To Tell An Old Love Goodbye
69 That Certain You Know What
70 Can't Play Hookey
71 My Steady Dream
72 Wonderin' Oakie
73 Have Blues -- Will Travel
74 The Price Of Love
75 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away
76 It's Hard To Tell An Old Love Goodbye
77 Love's Other Face
78 I Don't Live There Any More
79 Walk 'Em Off
80 The Man On The Wall
81 Shake Hands With The Blues (1)
82 A Million Friends But No Sweetheart
83 Don't Look Behind
84 A Thinkin' Man's Woman (A Lovin' Man's Girl)
85 Shake Hands With The Blues (2)
86 Sunflower Song
87 Too Weak To Go
88 Firewater Luke
89 The Price Of Love [alt]
90 The Same Old Mistakes
91 Invisible Stripes
92 So Funny I Could Cry
93 Shotgun House
94 I Slipped Out Of Heaven
95 Firewater Luke
96 Invisible Stripes
97 The Same Old Mistakes
98 Shotgun House
99 Where Do You Go (When You Say Goodnight)
100 Love Is For Fools
101 The Life You've Lived
102 I Speak Your Name
103 The Same Old Mistakes
104 You've Got A Woman